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Row Crop Disease Update – Kemerait and Brenneman

Row Crop Disease UpdateKemerait and BrennemanOver the next week, temperatures in southern Georgia as expected to be near 100 degrees for several days. Such very warm conditions can bring a greater urgency to early-season disease control in the peanut crop with regards to Aspergillus crown rot and white mold. Risk…
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Ben Hill Peanut On Farm Variety Trial Planted this Week

On Monday we were able to plant the Peanut on Farm Variety trial here in Ben Hill County with producer Kenny Ray Davis. Varieties that are planted in this trial is GA 06Gs, Georgia-18RU, Georgia-16HO, and the new variety Georgia-20VHO. We had great success with last years trial that has…
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Hay and Baleage Virtual Short Course May 28th

Hay and Baleage Virtual Short Course May 28th from 9 am to Noon Attached is the flyer for our upcoming Hay and Baleage Virtual Short course on May 28th from 9-12 am. The event is free but preregistration is required. Producers can register by scanning the code on the flyer…
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UPW and Paraquat Training

UPW and Paraquat TrainingIf you still have not attended a UPW training and will be applying Dicamba (Auxin chemistries) to your cotton or soybeans then you must watch this training session. You can schedule a time at our office. You will get 2 hours pesticide credit. Call ahead to come…
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Row Crop Disease Update

Young cotton seedlings wilting and dying soon after emergence with a tell-tale lesion girdling the stem just below the soil line are classic for Rhizoctonia soreshin.  While there may be other causes for seedling death, the lesion just below the soil line and, sometimes, barely visible fungal “threads” in association…
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Mixing Order of Pesticides is Important (Prostko)

Mixing Order of Pesticides is Important (Prostko) This is a friendly reminder to all young and old extension agents that the tank-mixing order/sequence of pesticides is very important.  I discussed this topic in a previous UGA Weed Science Blog (Tank-Mixing – April 4, 2018) so check that one out so I do…
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Strongarm Carryover from Peanuts to Field Corn

Strongarm Carryover from Peanuts to Field Corn (Prostko) The 2021 field corn production season has not been great.  Cold, cloudy, wet weather has many farmers scratching their heads about the way some of their fields look.  There are many possible causes of these problems (i.e. fertility, disease, insects, nematodes, weather,…
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Nitrogen Management in Corn

Nitrogen Management in Corn… To increase the efficiency of nitrogen recovery during the season, split applications of nitrogen are recommended. Apply 25 to 30 percent of the projected nitrogen needs before or at planting. The remaining nitrogen can be applied side dress and/or injected through the center pivot systems (fertigation)….
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